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Fort Stockton ISD Board meeting will be Sept. 30

The Fort Stockton ISD School Board will hold its next meeting on Monday, Sept. 30. The district moved the meeting from Sept. 23 at its last meeting due to conference travel over weekend involving …

County commissioners: drilling requests, border prosecution, land re-Plat on Sept. 26 agenda

Here's the meeting agenda: THE PECOS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT WILL. MEET IN REGULAR SESSION ON SEPTEMBER 23, 2019 AT 10 A.M. IN THE COUNTY COURTROOM, PECOS COUNTY 1. Prayer. 2. Public …

MMEX announces framework for refinery financing

MMEX is starting detailed engineering for it refinery project in Pecos County. The step follows the company's Sept. 17 announcement of its selection of debt and equity sources for financing the $105 …

Pecos County People

For the last 30 years, Martha's Boutique and Dish TV have been serving the community with a wide array of needs. Martha Maldonado started the business in 1989 selling jewelry and sewing for her …

Navy veteran joins race for 23rd District seat

Since Congressman Will Hurd will not be seeking reelection, seven people are running for the position. Tony Gonzales being one of them. The Republican candidate is taking his first shot at …
Opinion
LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Do not use drinking water for fracking

Dear Editor: When the City of Fort Stockton purchased the property known as Blue Ridge Farms nearly 20 years ago, it was for the expressed purpose of “securing a supply of drinking water for the …
LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Public display of the American flag in historic places is important

Public display of the American flag in historic places is important. Beyond that it is a wonderful privilege that comes with responsibilities- one of them is to know and follow the protocol which …
EDITORIAL

Legislature rams through amendment making it easier to raise property taxes without adequate notice

This is a sad day in the history of governance in Texas.Saturday night, in less than an hour's time,  both houses of the Texas Legislature overwhelmingly approved an amendment to the property …
Letter to the Editor

Opposes use of drinking water for fracking

Dear Editor: I used to believe that the biggest threat to our water supply in Pecos County was the hare-brained idea to export water via an unbuilt pipeline to Midland-Odessa. However, after …
OPINION

What are SLAPP lawsuits and why do you need a law to protect you from them?

(Note: The following opinion piece appeared in the Corpus Christi Caller-Times on Feb. 15, 2019 and is reprinted with its permission). Why would a law with the positive-sounding name Texas …
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